By LUCY ORMONDE
Crave. Want. Desire. Is there anything you’re desperately missing right now? Something you’re hankering after? Dreaming about?
Alice Springs hasn’t seen rain in something like 150 days. That’s a record for the people of central Australia. It’s the longest period they’ve ever gone without rain. It’s also unfortunate for the people who (like me) rely on the Weather Gods as a method to wash their cars.
When I was visiting my cousin in Dubai last year, we were trapped in traffic one day when it started to rain. Being from Melbourne, I thought nothing of it. My cousin however screamed, jumped out of the car and danced on the street. Apparently in the seven months since she’d arrived in the sandy desert, there had been no rain. Just lots of sun. And sand.